Thirty Years of Wreck Hunting
In memory: Stan Gajda passed away April 5, 2022.
All my explorations were personally funded and nobody nor any organisation ever subsidised my efforts.
The stuff I saved, I donated to the WAAM, AWM and Nauru
Museum and was never paid. I did it because I could see the need to save some of these
relics for the future. I would love to be part of expeditions today
that would go out to recover items for other museums so that something
remains for the future. Once you have seen old warbirds out in the
bush or jungle you just can never have enough of them. I know that
my involvement in warbirds and war junk has kept me perpetually
broke, as I am today but having fun being broke. Being in Nauru
led me on to Tarawa, the Marshall islands, Solomon islands, New
Guinea, Vanuatu and now to Pohnpei.